Food & Drink in Bayonne

Italian Dinner or Lunch at Buon Appetito Restaurant (55% Off). Three Options Available.

Buon Appetito Restaurant

Bayonne

$50 $25

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Chefs stock their menu with elegant Italian staples, including housemade ravioli with portobello-garlic cream sauce and veal parmesan

Empanadas and Latin Cuisine at O'LaLa Empanadas and International Cuisine (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

O'LaLa Empanadas and International Cuisine

Jersey City

$15 $7.50

Eatery dishes out 15 kinds of empanadas, Latin and Chinese fusion dishes, sandwiches, handmade smoothies, and salads

Baked Goods, Chocolate or Plain Croissants, or Catering at Choc O Pain (Up to 43% Off)

Choc O Pain

Multiple Locations

$10 $6

French bakery serves fresh fruit tarts and crusty baguettes, as well as plain or chocolate croissants, or lunch catering

$12 for $20 Worth of Indian Cuisine for Takeout or Indian Meal for Two or Four at Blue Lotus

Blue Lotus

Historic Downtown

$20 $12

Variety of Indian dishes, including biryanis from Hyderabad and chaats from Mumbai, plus Indo-Chinese dishes, including gobi Manchurian

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Sanai's

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Puerto Rican Lunch or Dinner for Two at ME Casa (Up to 34% Off)

ME Casa

Historic Downtown

$36 $25

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Dig into traditional Latin plates such as beef stew, roast pork, and empanadas

$5 for $10 Worth of Coffee, Tea, and Smoothies at Coffee Beanery

Coffee Beanery

Jersey City – Hudson Mall

$10 $5

Baristas pour steamy caramelattes, blend strawberry monsoon fruit smoothies, and craft chai tea chillers at a spot in the Hudson Mall

Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Peruvian Food at Cebbellini (Up to 50% Off)

Cebbellini

Elizabeth

$15 $7.50

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Flavorful Peruvian dishes such as lomo saltado, rotisserie chicken, arroz chaufa, mixed ceviche, and potato drenched in queso fresco sauce

Cuisine at Mi Tierra Restaurant & Bar (Up to 60% Off). Two Options Available.

Mi Tierra Restaurant & Bar

Elizabeth

$30 $12

Eatery that offers dancing and live DJs cooks up ceviche, grilled sirloin, barbecued ribs, and more

$7 for $12 Worth of Pizza — Giustino's Pizzeria Restaurant

Giustino's Pizzeria

Newark

$12 $7

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Made-from-Scratch Cupcakes or Cake at Sweet Retreat Boutique (Up to 56% Off)

Sweet Retreat Boutique

Newark Central Business District

$10 $5

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Bakers decorate made-from-scratch chocolate cupcakes, red velvet cupcakes, and full-size, custom-designed cakes for special occasions

Paella and Pitcher of Sangria for Two or Four at Vivo Tapas Lounge (Up to 56% Off)

Vivo Tapas Lounge

Vivo Tapas Lounge

$80 $35

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Paella marinera with mussels, clam, and shrimp; Valenciana with seafood, chicken, and chorizo; de carne with chicken, veal, and chorizo

$5 for $9 Worth of Cocktails — Barú Lounge

Barú Lounge

North Ironbound

$9 $5

Barú Lounge's delicious recipe for a Red Devil: vodka, peach schnapps, Southern Comfort peach liqueur, sloe gin, triple sec, orange juice

Portuguese Meal for Two or Four with Appetizers, Entrees, and Wine at PortuCale Restaurant & Bar (Up to 53% Off)

PortuCale Restaurant & Bar

North Ironbound

$80 $39

Seafood-heavy menu based on Portuguese recipes, which draw from influences as far as Africa and Asia

Organic Burgers and Sandwiches or Three-Hour Burger Party at IMO Burger (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

IMO Burger

Hillside

$599.85 $299

Eatery dishes out diner food such as chicken fingers and fries, salmon sandwiches, and burgers with with turkey bacon and plantain chips

25% Off Your Entire Bill at Pound & Pence. Reservation Through Groupon Required.

Pound & Pence

Financial District

$10 $10

Pub serving British and American fare features decor that harkens back to 19th-century England, including sepia murals and wingback chairs

$30 for $60 Worth of American Comfort Food for Two or More at The Liberty Diner

The Liberty Diner

Midtown

$60 $30

Times Square landmark serves modern diner eats such as barbecue pork ribs and hot pastrami with a side of Broadway glamor

25% Off Your Entire Bill at Pagani. Reservation Through Groupon Required.

Pagani

West Village

$10 $10

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Historic Pagani Building houses Italian restaurant with cuisine that puts contemporary twists on traditional dishes

$49 for a Semester of College Care Packages from Pijon ($108 Value)

Pijon

New York

$108 $49

Students enjoy four carefully curated parcels full of healthy snacks, personal-care products, and fun gifts; benefits homeless children

Hike the Hudson River Valley and Sample Wines at Two Local Vineyards. Transportation Included.

Hudson Valley Hike and Wine Tastings at Two Vineyards

Chelsea

$99 $99

All-inclusive trip takes you on a guided hike through 4–5 mi. of scenic highlands before you head to vineyards on the Shawangunk Wine Trail

$50 for Entry to Mixology Masters Hosted by Justin Warner on Sunday, October 19 ($100 Value)

Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE

Bagatelle

$100 $50

Guests drink cocktails and dance the night away at the closing event of the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival

$70 Worth of French Dinner, or French Brunch with Beverages for Two or Four at Le Bistro D'à Côté (Up to 43% Off)

Le Bistro D'à Côté

Upper East Side

$60 $35

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French brunch cuisine, such as croque madame and eggs florentine; dinner offerings of escargot, steamed mussels, and mushroom risotto

Champagne Tasting at The Night of Champagne on Wednesday, November 12 (50% Off). Four Options Available.

The Night of Champagne

New York

$160 $80

Guests sip several types of champagne and snack on hors d'oeuvres; VIP guests can try high-end champagnes such as Dom Perignon and Cristal

$79 for Michelin-Recommended Korean BBQ for 2 with a Bottle of Wine at Kristalbelli (Up to $151 Value).

Kristalbelli

Garment District

$151 $79

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Michelin-recommended eatery cooks pork belly, dry-aged USDA-certified prime rib eye, & premium wagyu beef on state-of-the-art crystal grill

Comedy Show with Drinks and Tickets to a Future Show for Two or Four at Stand Up NY (Up to 78% Off)

Stand Up NY

Upper West Side

$112 $26

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Neighborhood institution hosts comedians seen on HBO, Comedy Central, and BET

Hot Dogs With Unlimited Toppings and 16-Ounce Drink at Papaya King (Up to $14 Value). Choose from Four Options.

Papaya King

Multiple Locations

$7 $4

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Hot-dog chain that dates back to the 1930s pairs drinks with franks boasting unlimited toppings such as New York onions and kraut

Standup with Popcorn for Two or Four at EastVille Comedy Club (Up to 77% Off)

EastVille Comedy Club

Eastville Comedy Club

$44 $10

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A club that has hosted Louis C.K. and Sarah Silverman fills a schedule with sets by D.C. Benny, Ted Alexandro, and Todd Barry

Pub Meal with Beer for Two or Four or Wings and Beer for Four or Ten at Nelly Spillane's (Up to 57% Off)

Nelly Spillane's

Midtown South Central

$68 $32

American favorites such as burgers, wings, sandwiches, and pitchers of beer complement sports on flat-screen TVs

Italian Food and Drinks for Dine-In, Takeout, or Delivery at Figaro Villaggio (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Figaro Villaggio

East Village

$40 $20

Charming corner bistro serves classic Italian favorites

School of Fish or Classic Fish Live-Venue Memberships at Le Poisson Rouge (Up to 40% Off)

Le Poisson Rouge

Greenwich Village

$50 $35

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Memberships include free admission to all member shows, discounts on party packages, reserved tables, and access to members-only specials

VIP Table Package for Two or Four, or VIP Table for Six or More with Bottle Service at 49 Grove (Up to 77% Off)

49 Grove

West Village

$70 $29

Luxury night club and lounge serves designer cocktails and gourmet tapas

Marshmallows, Brownies, Other Sweet Treats, and Beverages at Three Tarts (40% Off)

Three Tarts

The Plaza Food Hall

$20 $12

Sweet shop featured on Good Morning Amerca whips up dark-chocolate brownies and spongy marshmallow squares

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Chinese Food at Fortune Star ($20 Total Value)

Fortune Star

Bowery

$10 $5.50

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Extensive menu features everything from Hunan- and Szechuan-style meats to Cantonese lobster and a variety of vegetarian dishes

The Russian Tea Room: $60 for a Three-Course Dinner at Iconic Midtown Restaurant

The Russian Tea Room

Midtown

$60 $60

Three-course dinner with choices such as borscht, chicken kiev, and beef stroganoff served amidst opulent Russian decor at iconic restaurant

Caviar with Drinks or Beluga Caviar to Go at Olma Caviar Boutique & Bar (Up to 51% Off). Four Options Available.

Olma Caviar Boutique & Bar

The Plaza Food Hall

$44 $25

Inside the Plaza Hotel at The Plaza Food Hall off of Central Park, indulge in luxury domestic and imported caviars and sparkling beverages

Bistro Meal for Two or Four with Appetizer, Entrees, and Wine at Benjamin Restaurant & Bar (Up to 54% Off)

Benjamin Restaurant & Bar

Kips Bay

$71 $35

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Pairs share an appetizer and select entrees such as meatloaf and pork chops with apple-cranberry relish

Dinner for Two or Four at Convo Bar (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Convo Bar

Midtown

$40 $20

Appetizers such as rosemary focaccia, garlic shrimp, and meatballs sliders precede wood-fired pizzas dressed in italian sausage and basil

Tapas and Sangria for Two or Four at Meemo Tapas Sport (Up to 53% Off)

Meemo Tapas Sport

New York

$81 $39

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Chef trained in Spain creates gourmet tapas dishes such as beef medallions and seared scallops to serve with refreshing sangria

Breakfast for Two or Four at Macelleria (Up to 40% Off)

Macelleria

Meatpacking District

$25 $15

Italian steakhouse serves breakfasts of freshly baked pastries, tartines with mascarpone and strawberries, and vegetable omelets

Ethiopian Cuisine for Two or Four at Queen of Sheba (50% Off)

Queen of Sheba

Hell's Kitchen

$50 $25

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Addis Ababa–born chef serves shareable, authentic dishes made with traditional recipes and his mother’s own berbere hot sauce

Vegan Food for Two or Four at Sacred Chow (45% Off)

Sacred Chow

Greenwich Village

$40 $22

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Mediterranean and Asian favorites go vegan. Try the grilled nama gori tofu for dinner or the apple cinnamon waffles for brunch.

$85 for $125 Worth of French-Japanese Cuisine and Drinks at Cherry. Groupon Reservation Required.

Cherry

Chelsea

$125 $85

Steak au poivre endorsed by New York Magazine, lobster tacos, and caviar sashimi, served with luxurious extras such as hot oshiburi towels

Japanese Food for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Mika Japanese Cuisine & Bar (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Mika Japanese Cuisine & Bar

Downtown

$25 $14

Small plates, such as aged tofu, whet appetites for traditional and specialty sushi rolls stuffed with fresh seafood from tuna to sea urchin

VIP Table for Four or Six at The Inkwell New York City (Up to 55% Off)

The Inkwell New York City

New York

$220 $99

Guests enjoy chicken wings, carrot cake, and the company of friends in lively night club atmosphere

$75 for $100 Worth of Italian Food at DeGrezia Restaurant (Up to 25% Off)

DeGrezia Restaurant

Midtown East

$100 $75

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In a dining room filled with private, romantic spaces, chefs send out dishes that could have come straight from top kitchens in Italy

Snacks with Cocktails for Two or Four at Hotel Chantelle (Up to 36% Off)

Hotel Chantelle

Lower East Side

$56 $39

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Hell's Kitchen alum Chef Seth Levine devises a menu of French-Mediterranean fare such as white truffle pizza paired with house cocktails

Georgian Dinner for Two or Four, with Appetizers, Entrees, and Wine or Champagne at Pepela (Up to 51% Off)

Pepela

Kips Bay

$99 $49

Dine on Georgian cuisine with vegan friendly options; entrees include veal in a Georgian plum sauce and chicken in a garlic cream sauce

Italian Dinner with Appetizers, Entrees, and Wine for Two or Four at Gallo Nero (Up to 49% Off)

Gallo Nero

West Village

$84.85 $45

Chefs craft pastas in-house and garnish dishes with fresh herbs

$26 Off All-You-Can-Eat Meal and Drinks for One Person at Chinatown East Restaurant ($44 Value)

Chinatown East Restaurant

Upper East Side

$44 $26

Wine, sake, and draft beer wash down Chinese and Japanese specialties

Three-Course Italian Dinner with Drinks for Two or Four at Intermezzo (Up to 44% Value)

Intermezzo

Chelsea

$79.40 $45

Family-recipe Italian meals served amid black-and-white photos and crystal chandeliers that evoke midcentury glamour

$32 for Four Specialty Mojitos and a Hummus Plate for Two at The Bar at the Dream Hotel ($74 Value)

The Bar at the Dream Hotel

Clinton

$74 $32

Sip specialty mojitos and nibble fresh pita dipped in hummus at this masculine bar with armchairs and tufted leather couches

Drinking-Game Show for Two or Four from A Drinking Game NYC (Up to 51% Off)

A Drinking Game NYC

New York

$40 $20

The best '80s movies are brought to life on stage and combined with an audience-participation drinking game for extra fun

$33 for a Sushi Dinner for Two with Appetizer, Sushi Rolls, and Drinks at Mizu Japanese & Thai Cuisine (Up to $56 Value)

Mizu Japanese & Thai Cuisine

Flatiron District

$56 $33

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After an appetizer, twosomes enjoy sushi rolls stuffed with seafood such as black-pepper tuna, shrimp tempura, and fried soft-shell crab

Two or Four Draft Beers and Specialty Burgers at Wicked Willy's (Up to 53% Off)

Wicked Willy's

Greenwich Village

$39 $19

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Specialty burgers such as Cajun variety paired with draft beers

Burgers and Beer for Two or Four at 5 Boro Burger (Up to 51% Off)

5 Boro Burger

New York

$50 $25

Enjoy specialty burgers named after New Yorks 5 boroughs; deluxe burgers are served with fries, onion rings, or sweet potato fries

Steakhouse Brunch for Two or Four at Talia's Steakhouse & Bar (Up to 60% Off)

Talia's Steakhouse & Bar

Manhattan

$68 $29

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Glatt Kosher steakhouse serves brunch entrees such as dairy-free waffle sundaes, salmon benedict on challah toast, and steak and eggs

Cheese and Chocolate Fondue for Two or Four at Simply Fondue Queens (Up to 58% Off)

Simply Fondue Queens

Glendale

$42 $19

Fondue pots bubble with a choice of two styles of cheese, as well as the original milk chocolate blended with walnuts and sweet cream

Up to 61% Off Pasta — Pasta Bistro Grill

Pasta Bistro Grill

Greenwich Village

$20 $10

After PEI clams or eggplant fritters, diners dive into almond-crusted lamb or grilled swordfish before cannoli or mud cake

Casual Mexican Meal for Two or Four with Tacos or Burritos and Beers at Oaxaca Mexican Grill (Up to 42% Off)

Oaxaca Mexican Grill

Midtown Center

$26.38 $16.50

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Casual Mexican eatery uses sustainable, upscale ingredients in its dishes, which include tacos, burritos, burrito bowls, and salads

Three-Course Greek Dinner for 2 or 4, or Party Package for Up to 16 at Ethos Gallery (Up to 57% Off)

Ethos Gallery

Midtown East

$146 $65

Three-course dinner begins with starters such as spinach & feta pie before entrees such as grilled lamb chip and varied Greek desserts

$25 for $40 or $49 for $80 Worth of Appetizers, Entrees, and Drinks at Royal Siam Thai Cuisine

Royal Siam Thai Cuisine

Chelsea

$40 $25

Purple walls and supple leather seats surround guests as they dig into traditional and specialty Thai plates

$24 for $40 Worth of Vegetarian South Indian Food at Madras Mahal. Groupon Reservation Required.

Madras Mahal

Kips Bay

$40 $24

Enormous dosa crêpes, spicy vegan curries, and regional Indian entrees made with lentils and tofu

Jazz Performance Wednesday–Saturday at 10 p.m. for Two or Four at Jazz at Kitano (50% Off)

Jazz at Kitano

Midtown South Central

$30 $15

Jazz night at a club named one of the best in the city by NYC Jazz Record

Weekend Brunch with Three Drinks Each for Two or Four People at McGarry’s Pub & Restaurant (Up to 65% Off)

McGarry’s Pub & Restaurant

Chelsea

$66 $25

Mimosas, bloody marys, and beers wash down hearty Irish-influenced breakfast fare amid high-definition TVs & roomy alfresco beer garden

Greek Brunch for Two or Four at Ammos Estiatorio (Up to 52% Off)

Ammos Estiatorio

Midtown Center

$98 $49

Michelin-recommended restaurant serves fresh seafood and Greek favorites in breezy, beach-inspired setting

French Cuisine at Dinner for Two or Four at Jeanne & Gaston (Up to 46% Off)

Jeanne & Gaston

Chelsea/West Village

$80 $45

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French-educated chef Claude Godard prepares classic bourguignon-style dishes, such as braised short ribs and steamed mussels Marinieres

Upscale Peruvian Dinner for Two or Four at Inti NYC Restaurant (Up to 56% Off)

Inti NYC Restaurant

Clinton

$74 $35

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A Peruvian- and Latin-inspired restaurant near Hell's Kitchen serves tamales, empanadas, and traditional seafood-based entrees

Upscale Russian Feast with Drinks for Two at Onegin (Up to 58% Off). Two Options Available.

Onegin

West Village

$132 $55

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Russian dumplings, salmon and caviar served among canopied chairs and glistening crystal chandeliers

$49 for $65 Worth of Zagat-Rated French Bistro Cuisine at La Sirene. Groupon Reservation Required.

La Sirène

SoHo

$65 $49

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Classic French dishes such as magret de carnard, cassoulet, and profiteroles with bittersweet chocolate served in an intimate 25-seat space

$65 for a Brazilian Dinner for Two with Appetizer, Desserts, and Wine at Brazil Brazil Restaurant (Up to $135 Value)

Brazil Brazil Restaurant

Clinton

$135 $65

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Split three-course dinner for two, indulging in dishes such as striped bass and sautéed shrimp

$12 for Two Small Reggaefest Chicken Combo Meals at Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill (Up to $25 Value)

Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill

Multiple Locations

$25 $12

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A chicken patty, jerk chicken, stew chicken, or curried chicken served alongside rice, beans, and cabbage salad or plantains

Upscale Comfort Meal for Two or Four with Beer or Wine at Hudson Eatery (Up to 59% Off)

Hudson Eatery

Midtown

$67 $29

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Angus rib-eye steak, meatloaf in portobello gravy and gourmet mac ‘n’ cheese served amid gleaming copper walls

Danish Dinner for Two or Four at The Copenhagen (Up to 33% Off)

The Copenhagen

Tribeca

$88 $59

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Multi-course Danish meals feature such Nordic specialties as beef tartare, roasted pork neck, and steamed hake

$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Asian Fusion at Spot 1 Cafe ($30 Value)

Spot 1 Cafe

New York

$15 $7.50

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In addition to traditional entrees, such as pork ramen, chefs prepare innovative rice or noodle burgers made with shrimp, beef, or eel

$29 for Indian Dinner with Wine for Two at Tamba Indian Grill and Bar (Up to $60.80 Value)

Tamba Indian Grill and Bar

Kips Bay

$60 $29

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Duos share rice and bread, and select individual entrees such as chicken tikka masala or spice-laden vegetable jalfrezi

Upscale Italian Dinner with Wine for Two or Four at Re Sette (Up to 53% Off)

Re Sette

Midtown Center

$100 $49

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Gothic-styled eatery near Theater District with southern Italian-inspired dishes from brick-oven pizzas to fresh homemade pastas

Mexican Cuisine and Margaritas for Two or Four at Limón Jungle (Up to 49% Off)

Limón Jungle

Clinton

$71.90 $39

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Authentic Mexican spices accompany savory enchiladas, empanadas, tacos, and fajitas inside this intimate eatery

$10 for 20% Off Your Bill for Cuban Cuisine at Cuba Restaurant. Groupon Reservation Required.

Cuba Restaurant

Greenwich Village

$10 $10

Cuban-style ceviche, paella, empanadas, and sangria in the heart of Greenwich Village

Two or Five Custom, Hot-to-Order Fried Dough Pastries at Frepes Pastry Bar (Up to 53% Off)

Frepes Pastry Bar

Midtown East

$33.75 $16

Patrons custom-design their own whole-wheat, hot-to-order fried dough pastries; topping them with a choice of spreads, drizzles and toppings

Select Local Merchants

Though Fushimi Modern Japanese Cuisine & Lounge's menu and daily specials board boast French-inspired fusion food, its sushi is deeply rooted in tradition?and this combination has earned its dishes Zagat ratings and a Michelin recommendation. Chefs may reinterpret the presentation of Japanese staples?such as the tuna sashimi, which they set on broad leaves next to bean-sprout-entangled roe?but they still stay true to traditional flavors. By contrast, cooked fusion entrees tend to incorporate the unconventional, such as the tuna burger with spicy aioli, available on the weekend brunch menu, and the mushroom risotto made with black rice (a dish praised by New York Magazine in their critics' pick review.)

At all locations, the decor also melds old and new. At the bar at the Staten Island location, crimson light filters through a canopy of metallic foliage, casting a moody aura across Buddhist statuettes imported from Asia. The neon-lit Williamsburg location has a sleeker feel, its booths nestled in large circular openings that bring to mind subway tunnels or the oversized portholes of Paul Bunyan's mythical submarine. In Bay Ridge, the stateliness of traditional chandeliers contrasts with the bold colors of wall-sized photographs.

2110 Richmond Rd
Staten Island,
NY
US

The foundation of Goodfella's signature brick-oven pizzas starts with high-quality ingredients such as semolina dough, fresh mozzarella, and homemade sauce. Yet that’s not the only way to make a pizza that gets a lot of attention: at the International Pizza Challenge in 2007, 2009, and 2012, the pizzeria took home prizes in the nontraditional pizza category for the unorthodox toppings its chefs paired with that base. Now they bring that creativity to Goodfella’s every day, with ingredients that include roasted rosemary potatoes, roasted-pepper-cream sauce, and peas, just some of the toppings on the 12 specialty pies. Alternatively, diners with their own visions of the ideal pizza can opt instead to create their own combinations. Pizza aside, the Goodfella's Bayonne's menu includes Italian and American classics such as homemade cheese ravioli and 16-ounce steaks seared in a brick oven at 900 degrees, the same temperature required to melt potatoes back into vodka.

1007 Broadway
Bayonne,
NJ
US

Family-sized platters emerge from the kitchen alongside individual portions of familiar Italian entrees, entering into a petite but lavishly dressed dining room that the Hudson Reporter referred to as "one of those quality places that doesn’t intimidate you" in a 2011 feature. The menu's selection boasts housemade ravioli, grilled Atlantic salmon, and cuts of veal in one of the chefs' hearty sauces. To accompany meals, Buon Appetito also stocks its cellar with wines from across Italy and California, including fruit-forward reds and refreshing whites that are chilled to their ideal drinking temperatures inside of an igloo.

The dining room maintains a welcoming yet refined ambience, with black linens draped over every table, a ceiling lined with small crystal chandeliers, and walls filled with vibrantly colored vintage advertisements. Buon Appetito's delicatessen fulfills a separate gastronomic purpose, plying visitors with cheeses, sausages, and imported Italian foods instead of fully prepared entrees.

906 Broadway
Bayonne,
NJ
US

In a dining room the 2010 Michelin guide described as "a fresh, modern interior soaked in beautiful, natural light," according to their website, servers at Indian Clove deliver a diverse roster of Indo-Chinese dishes. As patrons sip salted, spiced lassi, daily lunch buffets heap plates with both vegetarian and nonvegetarian entrees. Grilled-chicken tikka and lobster cook inside the traditional clay oven known as a tandoor as chefs with a "serious talent for Indian fare," according to Michelin, prepare classics such as samosas and lamb vindaloo. Drinks and live DJs complement these classic flavors in the bar and lounge, where hanging orange lamps sprout from carefully watered light bulbs to illuminate cocktails.

1180 Victory Blvd
Staten Island,
NY
US

Drawing on his experience as chef and owner of Aesop's Table, executive chef Dominick Rappa constantly updates the menu of seasonally inspired fare at Rick's Cafe. Waiters serve wine and cocktails to pair with dishes topped with such toothsome curiosities as truffle porcini cream, chipotle ketchup, and marrownaise. Inspired by the character Rick Blaine from Casablanca, owner Joseph Aliotta steeps Rick's Cafe in a classic ambience set to big-band music—the building itself dates back from the Prohibition era, having sprouted from a single cluster of hops. Drinking glasses refract light onto an antique mahogany bar in front of an exposed brick wall. A fireplace illuminates cherry hardwood floors in the dining room, and a private outdoor patio hosts alfresco dining.

695 Bay St
Staten Island,
NY
US

The flickering fireplace in the dining room of Pepper Jack Grill casts a warm glow over the bilevel booths and pale-yellow walls adorned with local artwork. In the kitchen, chefs grill rib eye steaks alongside Angus beef and turkey-burger patties for patrons to customize with toppings from the burger bar such as apricot-chipotle barbecue sauce and handcut bacon. Pintsize chandeliers light the full half-moon-shape bar, where bartenders pour signature sangria, shakertinis, and goblets of black-cherry-bourbon sours. Live entertainment tickles the ears of diners while they watch sports games on flat-screen televisions or meander toward the outdoor patio lounge to shush overhead stars.

316 Manor Rd
Staten Island,
NY
US

Bayonne Scene